• 09:40-09:50
  • Lezingenprogramma

LightVehicle 2025: Strengthening collaboration and fostering innovations in the EU-region Meuse-Rhine

  • dr. ir Philip Eyckens
  • Flanders Make

The region around the 3-country point of Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands is forming a hotspot for innovations in automotive lightweighting. Supported by Interreg euregio Meuse-Rhine, a consortium of innovators is leveraging the present regional strengths in a Virtual Cross-Border Technology Center, and is preparing the future with rising challenges to stay at the forefront of innovation. Concrete demonstrators include production innovations for cost-effective hydrogen fuel tanks, composite anti-roll bar design and manufacturing, lightweighting of gearbox housing by multi-material topology optimization, and a truck door ab-initio redesign with lightweight materials for increased safety and functional integration.